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Ebony Forest

A sanctuary for Mauritius' unique flora and fauna

Budding naturalists will enjoy a trip to the Ebony Forest, a major conservation project committed to reversing the impact of habitat degradation in Mauritius and creating a sanctuary for the island’s unique and rich flora and fauna. The lush Ebony Forest is an act of love – since 2006, the forest’s conservation team have been working tirelessly to weed, plant and grow native and endemic plants.

Visitors can enjoy a private visit to the bird release aviaries to see rare species such as the Pink Pigeon and Echo Parakeet or take a tour with experienced bird conservationists in search of the Mauritius kestrel. Enjoy a safari jeep tour of the forest or walk along the 300m raised walkway through ancient forest, where you can soak up the sights, smells and sounds of this tropical wonderland. And if you’d like to play a part in the forest’s conservation, you can. Couples can book to plant a ‘love tree’ – intertwining your story with the story of the forest.

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